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jumpernoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒʌm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

jumper noun [C] (CLOTHES)

A2 UK a ​piece of ​clothing with ​longsleeves that is usually made from ​wool, is ​worn on the ​upperpart of the ​body and does not ​open at the ​front: a ​redwoolly jumper
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jumpers for goalposts UK humorous used to refer to an ​informal way of ​playingfootball, often in the ​street and using ​clothesinstead of goalposts, ​especially when you have ​happymemories of doing this when you were a ​child US (UK pinafore) a ​dress that does not ​cover the ​arms and is usually ​worn over another ​piece of ​clothing that does ​cover the ​arms
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jumper noun [C] (IN THE AIR)

a ​person or ​animal that ​jumps
(Definition of jumper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jumpernoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒʌm·pər/
a ​dress without ​sleeves that is usually ​worn over a ​shirt Br A jumper is a sweater .
a ​person who can ​push himself or herself into the ​air using ​theirlegs and ​feet: To ​dunk a ​basketball when you’re just six ​feettall, you have to be a ​great jumper.
(Definition of jumper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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